19 September 2014

Alibaba IPO Friday, Biggest IPO in History, Investor Risks (video)

Alibaba IPO: Are the Risks Too Big to Ignore?
Regulators haven’t done enough to protect investors from a risky corporate structure Chinese companies including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd are using to go public, U.S. Senator Robert Casey, said in a letter to the SEC. Bloomberg's Leslie Picker and Mia Saini have more on "Street Smart." (Source: Bloomberg-Sept17)


Alibaba's top brass can't lose, even if shareholders suffer
If you're thinking about buying Alibaba shares once they start trading on September 19, keep this warning in mind: The management of the Chinese ...
Alibaba's Billion-Dollar Winners: Who's Selling In The Biggest IPO Ever - Forbes
5 Winners and 5 Losers of the Alibaba IPO - TIME
What time is the Alibaba IPO? - Fortune


Yahoo's Stock Rises Even More As Alibaba Revises Its Offering Price
In anticipation of the Alibaba IPO, Yahoo stock has risen over 20% in the past month or so. Given the strong reception to the roadshow, Alibaba ...
Chinese Giant Alibaba Is Ready to Become the Next Google - Wired

BBC News

NewsCorp: Google is a 'platform for piracy'
BBC News
It calls Google a "platform for piracy" whose power "increases with each ... Google is in a long-running dispute with the Commission over competition ... But competitors, includingMicrosoft, German publisher, Axel Springer, and ... Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland Murdoch renews hostilities with Google ...
News Corp Calls Google a 'Platform for Piracy' - Wall Street Journal


Facebook discusses new location-privacy settings in Apple's iOS 8 (Q&A)
Apple's new mobile OS gives you more control over when an app can access your device's location. Facebook says it wants to make sure users ...

Opposing Views

Facebook's Name Policy Won't Accept Chase Nahooikaikakeolamauloaokalani Silva
Huffington Post
Last week, the social media platform froze Silva's account because of a policy that suspends accounts suspected of fake names. Facebook says they ...

 ABC News
ABC News

Despite Facing Backlash, Facebook Refuses To Change Controversial Policy
Huffington Post
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than ...

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools
In a move that could prove unpopular with IT administrators, Google has granted rights to end users of its Apps workplace email and collaboration ...


Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft
Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will ...

 The Hindu
The Hindu

Google's Android One Platform About More Than Just Phones
Google announced the launch of its Android One platform on Monday, September 15, targeting the low-end smartphone segment in emerging markets ...


Apple TV Is Now Armed And Ready To Be The Hub For The Smart Home
Apple Apple is getting close to rolling out its smart home plans in a big way. The company today pushed out a little noticed update to its set-top box, ...
Apple Puts Focus on Security - Wall Street Journal
Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants - Washington Post
Bug forces Apple to delay launch of HealthKit fitness apps - CNET


With new tablets and e-readers, Amazon smolders
Amazon Fixes The Biggest Problem With Kindle - Huffington Post
Amazon Unveils Seven New Kindle Tablets and E-Readers - NBCNews.com

Chinese Hackers Infiltrate U.S. Military Contractors - Businessweek: "Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting personnel and weapons for the U.S. military, a Senate investigation found."

First Look At The Next Version Of Microsoft Office
Microsoft is working on its next version of Microsoft Office, and screenshots of the software have ...

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